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Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.
Jun 29th 2017, 8:30 PM 20,060 9

PLANNING ON HEADING out to the cinema this weekend?

There are a few new movies out, but which is a must-watch, and are there any you should avoid?

We take a look.

Baby Driver

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz) is back with the story of a young getaway driver (played by Ansel Elgort) who gets involved in a dodgy heist – while falling in love with a waitress.

What the critics say

  • “As in Wright’s adaptation of the video-game-themed graphic novel Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, this explosively entertaining lark occasionally feels like someone smoking in a fireworks factory, where all that potential could go horribly awry as Wright gets carried away with his own ingenuity.” – Variety
  • “He also doesn’t care for the green-screen, computer-generated unreality of the Fast and Furious series. This is the first thriller I’ve seen in a long time that feels handmade.” – Vulture

What’s it rated?

Halal Daddy

Source: Element Pictures Distribution/YouTube

What we know

A young man leaves Bradford to escape from his overbearing dad – until his dad comes for a permanent visit.

What the critics say

  • “The biggest problem with Halal Daddy is that each of the major obstacles the protagonists are challenged with – and which thereby form the substance of the plot – aren’t really obstacles. Each one could be resolved by a concise five-minute conversation between two rational adults.” – Totally Dublin
  • “What makes someone laugh is a subjective phenomenon and difficult to predict. It is perfectly feasible to imagine that the improbability of the happenings in Halal Daddy will appeal to many even if this reviewer was not exactly laughing in the aisles.” – No More Workhorse

What’s it rated?

  • RottenTomatoes: None yet
  • IMDB: None yet

Despicable Me 3

Source: Illumination/YouTube

What we know

The third in the franchise, this sees Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) discover he has a long-lost twin brother, Dru, and heads to Freedonia to meet him. But does Dru have ulterior motives?

What the critics say

  • “But even if the energy sags at points, it’s never far from a Dru-led action sequence or the Minions staging an elaborate prison escape to bring it back up. Jurassic World should watch its back.” – Empire
  • “ Despicable Me 3 will certainly keep the younger elements of its audience happy, with its dose of aspartame-rush hyperactivity. But for everyone else it may prove decent rather than captivating.” – The Guardian

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

Baby Driver (2178)
None of them (1264)
Despicable Me (1087)
Halal Daddy (243)




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Aoife Barry

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